Maxine Waters Calls Out Fox News As A 'Sexual Harassment Enterprise'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 10:29
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is facing backlash following a New York Times report revealing that he and Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, have paid a total of almost $13 million to avoid lawsuits pertaining to reports of sexual harassment and other misconduct by O'Reilly. "The president saying this of Mr. O'Reilly: 'I think he's a person I know well - he is a good person, I think he shouldn't have settled".
Last week, a report in the New York Times revealed that Bill O'Reilly has been at the center of various sexual harassment and verbal abuse charges from various women.
In response to the Times report, O'Reilly's said Saturday that he is "vulnerable to lawsuits" because of his high-profile job.
"I don't think Bill did anything wrong", President Trump said. "I think she's very attractive". "Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail".
Some of the companies that have continued to air commercials during "The O'Reilly Factor" tell The Fix that they want to join the boycott - and will as soon as possible - but have been locked into ad spots they reserved in advance.
"It's coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some terrible things about women", she said of Trump's support for O'Reilly. Some feel that if enough advertisers boycott The O'Reilly Factor, the Fox News blowhard will be left alone to experiment with his vibrators, while slipping in a falafel or two. "You can't go after a woman's looks", she said.
During his almost two decades at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly has allegedly showered female staffers with verbal abuse, punished them for refusing his sexual advances and made phone calls to them in which he appeared to be masturbating at the end of the line.
Bill O'Reilly has spent his 21 years as the centerpiece of Fox News' prime time lineup making a steady stream of sexist, racist, ignorant comments, but he rarely suffered any serious setbacks. "Since we learned of this, we addressed this issue immediately with the agency and are suspending advertising on Fox News until we understand how this occurred and can be assured this will not happen again".
"A big reason why most people experiencing sexual harassment don't come forward is there's still a lot of fear", says Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality at the National Women's Law Center. One woman alone reportedly received $9 million.